The U.S. Open field was finalized June 2-4 when 83 players secured spots via 36-hole qualifying.
The Woodmont Country Club qualifier in Rockville, Md., took two days to complete because of rain and caused a few scheduling headaches for players entered at the FBR Capital Open and elsewhere. Eventually, the qualifier was completed after 46 players had withdrawn, including John Daly, Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton and LaSalle Bank Open winner Andre Stolz (Results, p28).
Among the qualifying highlights:
Wake Forest junior Bill Haas will join his father, Jay, at the Open as he shared medalist honors with Rod Pampling and Hidemichi Tanaka in the Rockville qualifier. They will be the first father and son to compete in the Open since Jack and Gary Nicklaus in 1997. Missing out on an Open spot but listed as alternates are 2001 Open runner-up Mark Brooks and 1999 NCAA champion and 2002 Southern Farm Bureau winner Luke Donald.
Stewart Cink shot 21-under 123 to lead 20 qualifiers from Columbus, Ohio.
Chad Campbell won the only spot from the Cleveland qualifier. Campbell had to qualify after
getting bumped from the top 10 on the money list late last month.
Tom Glissmeyer, a 16-year-old amateur from Colorado, earned one of two spots in Littleton, Colo.
Amateur Trip Kuehne earned one of two spots from the Texas qualifier. Kuehne’s brother, Hank, failed in his bid at Rockville.
D.J. Trahan, a member of Clemson’s NCAA Championship team, missed qualifying at Chevy Chase, Md. Trahan also missed the cut at the FBR Capital Open in his pro debut.
– Staff and wire reports